This Starwood brand is a "cut above" usually in its stylishness and the San Francisco branch is no exception. The hotel has recently completed a thorough renovation and is very handsome indeed with a superb location at the Embarcadero. It's also "walking close" to BART, the Ferry Terminal (and trendy food shops in there), plus Union Square and the theater district. I'd happily stay here any time when the price is right. I was lucky enough to catch a $220 a night special deal.